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Procedure For Operation Of Refrigerator

1.0 OBJECTIVE: To lay down a procedure for the Operation Of Refrigerator.

2.0 SCOPE: This procedure is applicable to the Operation Of the Refrigerator in the microbiology lab.

3.0 RESPONSIBILITY: Microbiologist for implementation of this SOP

Head/ Executive Microbiology for overall compliance with this SOP

4.0 ACCOUNTABILITY: Head – Quality Control

5.0 PROCEDURE for Operation Of Refrigerator

5.1 Operation :
5.1.1 Connect the power plug to the main power sockets.
5.1.2 Switch ‘ON’ the power supply.
5.1.3 Place calibrated thermometers in a test tube filled with paraffin oil.
5.1.4 Set the thermostat control knob to the ‘NORMAL’ position.
5.1.5 Load the Refrigerator with the items to be stored between 2°C – 8°C.
5.1.6 In case the temperature (2°C – 8°C for the chamber) is not achieved, increase cooling by setting the thermostat to the ‘MAX’ position.
5.1.7 Monitor the temperature twice a day and record the temperature in the format for the Temperature record for the Refrigerator as mentioned in Annexure–I.

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As per In House


Annexure–I: Temperature Record of Refrigerator


DGM: Deputy General Manager
LAF: Laminar Airflow
QA: Quality Assurance
QC: Quality Control
SOP: Standard Operating Procedure

Temperature Record of Refrigerator


Operation Of Refrigerator
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